César Martínez is an Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is a national security consultant and his research interests focus on Mexico's national security and public safety issues, U.S.-Mexico Relations, the design and evaluation of national security strategies around the world, and ways to improve our understanding of unconventional threats to state stability.
Dr. Martínez received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and a Masters in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. in Economics (with honors) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Dr. Martínez's previous research focused on the implementation of second- and third-generation economic and political reforms in Mexico.
Dr. Martínez's experience bridges the public, private, and academic sectors. In the public sector he has worked in different roles at Mexico's Social Security Institute, that country's largest federal government agency. In the private sector he has worked in recognized firms in the fields of intelligence and security analysis, as well as strategic communication. In the academic sector, apart from the aforementioned research areas, Dr. Martínez has been part of several high-level search committees at the university level.